Hatch Mott MacDonald named engineer for Tampa Bay seawater desalination project

Joint venture partners American Water and Pridesa America Corp. (AWP) retain the consulting engineering firm of Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM), based in Millburn, N.J., to assist them in the design-build modifications to the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Facility. In addition to modifications to the existing facility, AWP also has a long-term contract with Tampa Bay Water for the operation and maintenance of the 25 MGD Seawater Desalination Facility...

Jul 11th, 2005

TAMPA, FL, July 11, 2005 -- The joint venture team of American Water and Pridesa America Corp. (AWP) has retained the consulting engineering firm of Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM), headquartered in Millburn, New Jersey, to assist them in the design-build modifications to the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Facility. In addition to undertaking the modifications to the existing Facility, AWP also has a long-term contract with Tampa Bay Water for the operation and maintenance of the 25 MGD Seawater Desalination Facility.

HMM will be the Engineer of Record on the project and will be working interactively with AWP to leading the design of the proposed modifications which will include new chemical feed and storage facilities, new pretreatment facilities, flocculation and sedimentation facilities, modifications to the existing sand filters, addition of a Precoat Filtration system, new wastewater treatment facilities and modifications to the high pressure pumps and product water pumps.

HMM will be responsible for all structural, architectural, electrical, mechanical and site-related design of the proposed modifications. HMM will be working closely with AWP throughout the construction phase of the project. The majority of the design work will be undertaken from HMM's Millburn, N.J., headquarters, with architectural work being performed in HMM's Pensacola, Fla., office.

Hatch Mott MacDonald (www.hatchmott.com), is a full-service infrastructure, transportation and environmental engineering company. The firm offers public and private clients the complete range of services from planning, feasibility studies, conceptual through detailed design, to procurement, construction management, and full program management services, as well as operations and maintenance support. With over 30 offices in North America, and access to staff resources of over 13,000 worldwide, the company can respond quickly and cost-effectively to any project demand.

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